Journalists At Alden Global Capital Newspapers Plan One-Day Strike

To protest the cuts made by latest owner Alden Global Capital, staffs plan walkouts Thursday at the Chicago Tribune, Virginian-Pilot and other prize-winning papers — and warn they could hinder publication. (Kiichiro Sato/AP)

Strike Outs: Broadcast Ratings Tumble Without Scripted Programming

Bright spots like The Golden Bachelor and the NFL can’t paper over a lost fall for the networks.

Ryan Murphy Launches $500K Fund To Support Striking Casts, Crews On His Shows

Top TV producer Ryan Murphy is launching the Ryan Murphy Productions Assistance Fund “to support the exceptional casts and committed crews” of the company’s shows who have been impacted by the ongoing writers and actors strikes. The fund is starting with $500,000.

Bethenny Frankel Asks Why Exploited Reality TV Stars Are Not On Strike In Social Media Rant

Hundreds Of Gannett Journalists Walk Out

The union representing the company’s newsroom employees criticized the CEO for cutting jobs and hurting local journalism.

What Went Wrong? Writers & Studios Reveal What They Couldn’t (And Could) Agree On As Strike Is Set

Hollywood Writers, Slamming ‘Gig Economy,’ Go On Strike

The Writers Guild of America said that its 11,500 unionized screenwriters will head to the picket lines on Tuesday. Negotiations between studios and the writers, which began in March, failed to reach a new contract before the writers’ current deal expired just after midnight, at 12:01 a.m. PT Tuesday. All script writing is to immediately cease, the guild informed its members. The board of directors for the WGA, which includes both a West and an East branch, voted unanimously to call for a strike, effective at the stroke of midnight. Writers, they said, are facing an “existential crisis.”

WGA & AMPTP Talks Conclude ‘Without An Agreement’

Talks between the writers and the studios concluded Monday night without an agreement. A statement from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, said, “Negotiations between the AMPTP and the WGA concluded without an agreement today.” No word yet from the WGA but it’s expected to lead to a writers strike on Tuesday.

Hollywood, Both Frantic And Calm, Braces For Writers’ Strike

Studios have moved up deadlines for TV writers, and latenight shows are preparing to go dark. But for other segments of the industry, it’s business as usual.

What Shows Would Stop First If Hollywood Writers Strike? Here’s What The WGA Says

The Writers Guild of America is adding pressure on Hollywood studios, highlighting how their shows and streaming platforms will be affected by a strike if it happens on May 2.

BBC Braces For ‘Hard Moment’ As 1,000 Staff Stage Biggest Strike In 13 Years

BBC employees will stage their biggest strike in 13 years today as they walk out in protest over job losses and changes to local content. Around 1,000 National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members are expected to down tools for 24 hours from 11 a.m. local time and the BBC has acknowledged that it will be a difficult day.

BBC Staff Vote To Stage Biggest Strike In 13 Years; King Charles’ Coronation Could Be Targeted

BBC employees have voted to stage their biggest strike in 13 years in protest over the corporation’s changes to local content in England. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have warned that they could target King Charles III’s Coronation in May.

Hollywood Studios Plan For A Writers’ Strike — Even Before Negotiations Have Started

Studios and producers are preparing for a possible writers’ strike, a month before negotiations are set to begin with the Writers Guild of America.

Hollywood Braces For Writers Strike: Why The WGA And Studios Are On A Collision Course

The streaming economy — and the writer’s place in it — will be a central theme of the upcoming talks between Hollywood studios and the Writers Guild of America. The union’s current contract expires on May 1, and the industry is bracing for a major battle, and what could be the first strike in 15 years. That has the entertainment business growing increasingly anxious.

New York Times Editors Hustle To Prepare Stories For Newsroom Strike

More than 1,100 unionized New York Times staffers are intending to embark on a 24-hour strike today, leaving editors at the newspaper scrambling to put out a credible digital report for the day and print editions for the days following. A protest featuring some of the paper’s most celebrated names is scheduled outside the Times’ midtown Manhattan headquarters for 1 p.m. ET. Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones is among those expected to speak.

IATSE Says Strike To Start Next Week

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees International President Matthew Loeb said Wednesday that the strike would begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday unless an agreement is reached on rest and meal periods and pay for its lowest-paid workers.

Writers Go On Strike At ABC’s ‘The Chase’

The strike was initiated at 9 a.m. ET today “after the companies refused to agree to cover writers’ work under the Writers Guild of America’s Minimum Basic Agreement,” according to a statement from The Writers Guilds of America, East and West.

Golf Channel Strike Ends After 11 Days

Verizon Workers Strike Amid Contract Dispute

The latest contract between the company and about 39,000 workers expired in August and so far, the unions and management say negations have been unsuccessful. The workers began a strike and set up picket lines at more than two dozen locations across the eastern U.S. starting at 6 a.m. today. The unions have said Verizon wants to freeze pensions, make layoffs easier and rely more on contract workers. The telecom giant has said there are health care issues that need to be addressed for retirees and current workers because medical costs have grown and the company also wants “greater flexibility” to manage its workers.

Greek Media On Strike Over TV License Overhaul

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s largest journalist union has called a 24-hour strike, halting news programs on private and state television, over government plans to overhaul television licenses next year. […]


WCAU Philadelphia, IBEW Settle Strike

Striking photographers and technicians at NBC’s Philly O&O voted Friday to ratify a new four-year contract after more than three weeks off the job.


Strike Against WCAU Gets Nastier

The strike by 65 camera operators and broadcast technicians at NBC-owned WCAU Philadelphia is heating up. The station is looking to hire replacement workers and has posted the positions of strikers on job sites.


Philadelphia Photogs Vote To Strike

The pope is about to make a historic visit to the U.S., with a stop off in Philadelphia. But, the TV coverage might be a bit lacking. The union representing the roughly 75 photographers and technicians at KYW overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to strike over stalled contract negotiations. The news comes a day after roughly 65 photographers and technicians at WCAU notified station management that they are exercising their right to terminate a collective bargaining agreement in 10 days and set a Sept. 21 strike date.

Teamsters Vote To Strike TV Commercials

Members of Teamsters Local 399 have voted overwhelmingly to strike the TV commercials industry, although a strike can still be averted if producers make a better offer before the current pact expires Jan. 31.

‘Survivor’ Editors End Strike Over Union Contract

‘Survivor’ Strike As Editors Walk Off Show

A day after the Motion Picture Editors Guild notified the producers of CBS’s Survivor that its editors wanted a union contract, the postproduction crew today walked off the veteran Mark Burnett reality show.

NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ Hit With Editors Strike

Writers Guild Strikes E!’s ‘Fashion Police’

BBC Staff To Strike Over Easter

BBC Journalists Go On Strike Over Job Cuts

LONDON (AP) – BBC journalists walked off the job Monday in a 24-hour strike to protest job cuts at the broadcaster. Staff mounted picket lines outside of the BBC’s studios […]

IATSE Ends Strike Against Pac-12 Network

IATSE Authorizes Strike Against Pac-12 Network

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing freelance technical employees who work on live sporting events for Pac-12 Networks went on strike Saturday.The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees wants […]


WTXF Philadelphia Camera Staff Vote To Strike